BENGALURU. BEML Ltd, a leading navratna Defence Public Sector Undertaking under Ministry of Defence and US based Lockheed Martin company signed a ‘Certificate of Partnership’ at the ongoing AERO INDIA 2019 in Bengaluru on February 21.
This step opens up avenues for collaboration between the two companies to explore manufacturing of support equipment opportunities in aerospace.
The certificate of partnership was inked by Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & Managing Director, BEML and Dr Vivek Lall, Vice President Business Development, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, India.
BEML has designed and developed various ground handling and ground support equipmentfor the prestigious LCA ‘Tejas’project.
BEML also manufactures Aircraft Towing Tractor, Crash-fire Tender, Aero-bridges and intricate varieties of installation and removal equipment for usage in airports.
The BEML Aerospace Division has the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities such as Precision Machining, fabrication of exotic alloys. The Division boasts NABL accredited Metrology, testing and inspection facilities. Airborne sheet metal structure and is equipped with CNC router, Elasto form press, solutioning furnace and related assembly infrastructure.
BEML is exploring global and domestic opportunities and benefit from the offset policy laid down for defence procurement by GOI.
The Aerospace Division of BEML Limited in Mysuru and the upcoming aerospace facility at SEZ near Bengaluru is to take advantage of the domestic and global opportunities in the ever-expanding aerospace market and benefit from the ‘Offset’ policy laid down for defence procurement by Government of India.